SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (WROC) — Deputies interrupted multiple men in the process of stealing an ATM from the Chase bank in the village of Scottsville early Thursday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO.)

On Thursday just before 3:00 a.m., the MCSO says multiple community members in Scottsville called 911, saying they saw about three or four men wearing ski masks at the Chase Bank at 1 Rochester Street.

According to the MCSO, the men were wrapping chains around the ATM and connecting them to a dark-colored pickup truck with a plow. MCSO adds that, as the men managed to remove the ATM, one of the suspects yelled that the police were there and the men fled without the ATM.

Deputies say they searched surrounding neighborhoods for the suspects and the vehicle. They add that an unoccupied vehicle was found at the intersection of Browns Rd. and Robert Quigley Dr., still running with chains attached.

Deputies then found the owner of the truck where they learned it had been stolen from.
John Saunders — the owner of the vehicle and owner of A-Choice Landscaping in Rush says the damage to his company truck is going to cost him out of pocket, which for a growing small business, is going to hurt.

John’s son, Joshua says these incidents keep happening, and sooner or later, it’s going to end terribly.

“I know they broke my lock, broke the ignition switch, hotwired it, they put a chain around my axle to pull this down and that’s all I know. And it’ll be a few days before I get into the shop and really know what’s wrong with the truck,” Joshua said. “Someone’s going to get hurt one day, potentially killed, they are pulling the chains, what if that chain snaps and that chain went right back into the truck and killed somebody. They don’t know what they’re doing.”

After deputies went to the vehicle owner’s home, they determined the truck was stolen. According to the MCSO, technicians are processing the stolen truck and the bank for evidence. The investigation is still ongoing.

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